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The reading of logistics codes through industrial vision

The reading of logistics codes

To ensure product tracking throughout their lifecycle, various types of codes are used. 1D (one-dimensional) and 2D (two-dimensional) barcodes are the most commonly used in distribution centers and warehouses. Some 1D codes are industry-specific, such as the Universal Product Code (UPC) in retail and Pharmacode in the pharmaceutical industry, to name a few. The most frequently used 2D codes in logistics applications are MaxiCode and DotCode. These 2D codes have the ability to encode larger amounts of data than 1D codes, making them increasingly popular as production volumes rise.

Barcode imagers are equipped with a sensor similar to that of digital cameras, allowing them to capture images of both 1D and 2D codes. Thanks to their fast and reliable reading capability, industrial vision systems save time at every stage of the logistics chain, regardless of the type of code to be decoded. From goods reception at the center, through parcel and package preparation, to the picking and final shipping of goods to customers, these systems ensure increased efficiency and precise data management.

Logistics applications examples

Incoming Logistics

When receiving goods at the warehouse, barcode readers are capable of accurately scanning the identification labels on incoming pallets. This functionality enables the effective identification and tracking of products from the moment they arrive.

Once the packages are received, barcode imaging readers are used to assess the quality of the marking and detect incorrectly printed or poorly affixed codes. This significantly reduces the risk of product recalls by ensuring that barcodes are readable and compliant with the required standards.

During order processing and item picking, barcode reading systems are used to quickly scan omnidirectional codes, regardless of their condition (damaged, deformed, etc.). Thanks to advanced reading algorithms, barcode imaging readers also facilitate the sorting of goods before loading them onto trucks. This optimizes the order fulfillment process and improves the overall efficiency of the logistics chain."

The barcode reading with vision technology enables identification of the source of problems and reading errors upstream in the logistics chain, thus avoiding complications downstream.

Outbound Logistics

Shipping costs represent a significant portion of operational expenses. To optimize these costs and reduce truck loading and unloading times, our barcode reading solutions combined with vision technology offer an effective option. By using our overhead-mounted fixed barcode readers, operators can perform their tasks more easily, keeping both hands free. This allows them to build pallets more quickly compared to the use of handheld laser scanners such as wands or ring scanners.

In high-volume and highly automated distribution centers, the use of multilateral barcode reading tunnels equipped with vision technology can help reduce operational costs. Our vision systems are specially designed to read barcodes, regardless of their condition and position, even on extremely fast-paced lines where the use of manual barcode readers would be inefficient. By leveraging this advanced technology, companies can enhance their productivity and reduce reading errors, resulting in a significant optimization of operational costs.

Smart, versatile, and easy to configure, our industrial vision-based barcode reading systems are preferred solutions for increasing overall warehouse efficiency and facilitating the work of operators.